Lucas PhD Studentship in Christian Theology

The University of Manchester - Department of Religions & Theology

Anticipated start date for project: 17 September 2018

Closing date for applications: 09 February 2018

Information about the project: 

Applications are invited for the Hedley Lucas Doctoral Studentship, based in the Department of Religions & Theology in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester. Intending to join the Christian ministry (understood in its broadest sense as service to the interests of the Church in the world), the successful applicant will usually undertake full time doctoral research in an appropriate topic in applied Christian Theology. (If you are unsure if your project fits with this, please e mail Peter Scott for advice.) UK/EU citizens holding an M.A. or equivalent (graded at merit or higher) in a relevant subject are warmly invited to apply.

Qualifications applicants should have/expected to receive:

The usual eligibility rules apply to these awards, including having an appropriate master’s degree at merit level. For full details on our entry requirements please see:

Amount of funding available and eligibility:

The studentship is worth £6,000 a year and covers PhD fees (UK/EU) in the first instance, is tenable for three years from September 2018 and is subject to a probationary period and an annual assessment regarding academic progress.

Nationality restriction:

This funding is available to students from the UK and the EU.

Contact for further information:

The studentship is associated with the Samuel Ferguson chair; informal enquiries may be directed to the present holder of the Ferguson chair, Prof. Peter Scott

How to apply:

First, applicants should apply online for a place on the PhD programme in Religions and Theology in the usual way, by 15 January 2018.

Second, by 9 February 2018, applicants should supply the following:

(1) an up-to-date CV;

(2) a statement describing their doctoral research project (maximum length 2 sides of A4), covering the following issues: (a) intellectual context of the study, (b) aims and objectives of the study, (c) discussion of method, (d) short bibliography (max. 10 items);

(3) a financial statement indicating how they plan to meet all the costs of studying for a PhD over three years (living expenses, etc);

(4) a brief statement setting out how the application meets the aims of the Hedley Lucas studentship;

These four documents should be e mailed directly to Prof. Peter Scott, by e mail attachment, to arrive no later than 9 February 2018.

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